Leeds & West Yorkshire

Reported crime 'reduced' at Leeds Festival

Muse at Leeds Festival
Image caption Muse were among the performers on the Main Stage

Reported crime at the Leeds Festival fell by about 13% compared with last year's event, police figures reveal.

Some 70,000 music fans attended the event over the bank holiday weekend.

Police said 107 incidents had been reported, compared to 123 in 2010. The majority of those crimes were related to thefts from unoccupied tents.

Arrest figures rose by about 20% from 21 last year to 26 at this year's event. The arrests were mainly related to the possession of drugs.

Ch Supt Andy Battle, of West Yorkshire Police, said: "Our detailed planning and preparation helped to reduce crime and minimise traffic disruption.

"I would like to thank all those whose hard work ensured this year's festival was such a success."

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